New Jersey Town to Pay $10 Million to Family of Boy Who Drowned in Town Pool
The Village of Ridgewood, New Jersey has been ordered to pay $10 million to the family of a boy who drowned in the town-owned Graydon Pool in July 2008. A Hackensack Superior Court jury found the pool was negligently supervised at the time of the 13-year-old boy’s death.
During the incident, there were more than nine lifeguards at the pool and none of them saw the child struggling to stay afloat. One of the boy’s friends tried to save him, but his efforts were unsuccessful. He alerted the boy’s mother who then alerted the pool manager and lifeguards.
The lawsuit alleged the manager had the lifeguards search the nearby area for the boy, as opposed to looking in the water. It took 40 minutes for the lifeguards to find the boy in the pool, at which time he had already died.
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